[mythtv-users] Backend "Idle" processor usage

Dave Ansell dave at theansells.com
Mon Mar 28 11:06:07 UTC 2005

     I am curious what the backend is doing whilst idle.

     My backend system (Athlon XP 1700+) registers a processor load of about 
0.6-0.7 when backend is idle (ie no streaming, no recording going on).

   The  top command indicates that virtually all this load is from the myth 
backend processes.

  I have never really understood what is a "good" load average, but I 
thought it was generally best to stay below 1.  So this seems a high idle 

  So the question is, what on earth is the backend amusing itself with all 
the time?


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